In 1993, after a ten year restoration undertaken completely by volunteers, the Issaquah Depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites.


In 1992, Issaquah celebrated its centennial. Among the related swag was this cap, now part of the Issaquah History Museums collection.


In 1991, The Washington Education Association produced this poster in preparation for a teachers’ strike. Teachers in thirty-eight districts – including Issaquah – went on strike that year.


In 1990, the first Mountains to Sound March was held. Led by the Issaquah Alps Trails Club, citizens hiked from Snoqualmie Pass to Seattle in order to publicize the need to save this scenic cooridor. And thus the Mountains to Sound Greenway was born.


In 1989, this certificate was awarded to Iva Eastlick Jones McKilrath, a descendant of the Mercers, Eastlicks, and Vaughns, to celebrate her turning 100 years of age “before or during Washington State’s Centennial Year.”


In 1988, Issaquah School Superintendent Kateri Brow is named Washington State Superintendent of the Year. Brow transformed the Issaquah School District after several years of tumult. #Issaquah125


In 1987, Sharon Dean was selected as Miss Issaquah; she went on to win the Miss Washington competition in the same year, and competed in the Miss American pageant.


In 1986, Carl Darchuck re-opened the Issaquah Theatre as a venue for his troupe of community players. This group would go on to become the renowned Village Theatre.

Ruth Kees and Fred Nystrom


In 1985, Ruth Kees founded the Issaquah Environmental Council, which is still active here in Issaquah. Read more!

Ruth Kees and Fred Nystrom

Ruth Kees (left) and Fred Nystrom (right) walk along Issaquah Creek ca late 1980s. [IHM photo 2009-3-12]


In 1984, ground is broken on Providence Point, a living community for senior citizens. #Issaquah125